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. and syracuse, new york, with nearly a foot of snow and counting in some areas. and that's where we begin here tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the runway, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest
showers along the carolina coast and for south florida, as well. >> 50s from atlanta to new york. 40s in the midwest and rockies. 27 in fargo. 37 in the twin cities. and 50s from omaha to dallas. >>> and when we come back this morning, music and money. the woman who earned more than any other female singer this year. >>> and music to the ears of anyone that's is sick and tired of blaring tv ads. why you're going to get a break from the loud commercials starting today. >>> then, a ghost story caught on tape. the tv report that turned pretty haunting. i tried decongestants... i tossed and turned... i even vaporized. and then i fought back with drug-free breathe right. these nasal strips instantly open my nose, like a breath of fresh air. i was breathing and sleeping better. for the first time, the federal reserve is going to link interest rates to a specific unemployment number. fed chairman ben bernanke has announced rates will remain ultralow until the jobless rate drops below 6.5%. something that he says might not happen for at least three more years. >>> and the owners of more than
. jon schriffen, abc news, new york. >> should be fascinating what answer they come up with. obviously, it's best known for those fiery images. but in its heyday, that was the fastest and most comfortable way to get across the atlantic. so it was a milestone at the time. of course, we remember how it ended, just like the "titanic." we remember the tragedy, not the accomplishment. >> that was the first trip from europe to north america of the 1937 and they didn't have a full airship, only 36 passengers. at that time in 1937, $400 per ticket, one way, $720 round trip. think of what that would cost in today's parameters. >> no kidding. we'll get answers perhaps on sunday. >>> well before jon stewart and steven colbert, political satire was in the pages of "mad" magazine. >> and now "mad" is celebrating 60 years of poking fun. it's coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world ♪ ♪ mad world mad world >>> nice song choice, guys. "mad" magazine is celebrating 60 years of making fun of the american landscape with a brand new book. >> it's called "totally mad -- 60 years of humor, sa
, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a household name. >> stormin' norman is hard to forget. that's a great nickname. >> we can all remember turning on the tv and seeing the bombs dropping saying okay, it's for real now. he was the person who led america right through all that. >> going to be missed. >>> in other news, with just four days to go, president obama and the top lawmakers meet today at the white house on the fiscal cliff. any compromise is expected to include an extension of the middle class tax cuts with increased rates at upper incomes. spending cuts could also be canceled. ahead of those talks, plenty of blame is being spread around already. >> john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> hopefully there's time for an agreement of some ki
to 60 miles per hour. it won't be that bad. but boston, new york, d.c., check ahead. san francisco could have rain issues. fog in l.a. and a lot of people are hitting the roads, too. you need to know what the road conditions are like. fortunately, most of the nation looking pretty good. but slippery stuff in the lee of the lakes there, eastern great lakes. upstate new york. problems in new england, too. and back into the cascades and parts of the rockies. watch out for that. coming up in your nation's weather, i'm going to talk about the deep freeze that's going on in florida. that's right. it's cold in a lot of places. >> low temperatures in florida. get back here safe, ginger. it's been a hectic week for you. >>> we turn, now, to the fiscal cliff getting closer. just ten days until everybody's taxes go up and spending cuts kick in. and washington's a ghost town with no deal in sight. talks halted until after christmas, leaving just a few days to bang out some kind of plan before the deadline. abc's david kerley has the latest from the white house. david, before leaving us on the holida
a very hard line in the talks. >>> there's growing outage here in new york city over a front-page photo from "the new york post" yesterday. this man has just fallen down on the tracks. is just seconds away from a subway train hitting and killing him. many people upset why the photographer was taking the picture and not helping the man. this morning, he's talking out, justifying why he took the photo. and why so many other folks were running away. there's nobody there trying to help him off the tracks. >> he says he was trying to help. we're going to get into that. >>> also, you guys over there took advantage of the spring weather yesterday. >> yes, we did. we needed a walk. but more importantly, we needed to see our old pal, robin. we got to walk through the riverside park, as the sun was setting on a beautiful day in manhattan. it's always the case. she's always the -- >> she looks fantastic. >> she is the best medicine for us. it was amazing. >> and let me tell you, only one of us felt good enough to keep pushing the speed of the walk. >> it's true. it's true. >> her smile is great. >
, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 11th, 2012. >> good evening. i'm bill weir. the line to see santa was growing and a children's choir was scheduled to see carols in a mall outside portland, oregon, tonight. but when as many as 60 shots rang out, the scene turned into terrified chaos. witnesses say a gunman wearing a mask and camouflage was behind the deadly attack and abc's david wright has the latest details. >> reporter: a shopping mall at christmas time is supposed to be safe. so today when witnesses first heard loud pops near the food court of this portland area mall, some thought it was bursting balloons. >> we thought it was balloons. and then we saw little fire thingies. >> like lights. >> reporter: and then the screaming and everyone knew it was something far worse. >> all of a sudden we heard big bang. we covered our ears and then we got down. and then all of a sudden a matter of five seconds later, we heard rapid fire, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, and i just took off running. >> reporter: it started shortly before 3:
puddles or something. >> reporter: in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime. dealing with two consecutive days of snow this weekend. leaving this car stuck with no place to go. >> the weather was bad. the winds were bad. blowing the cars around. you could see the semis were swerving. >> reporter: it's the city's first snowstorm of the season. many are bracing for more to come. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> all right, thanks, john. >>> one area of severe weather to keep an eye on. accuweather meteorologist andrew baglini has the latest. good morning, andrew. >> while most of the nation will seem relatively tranquil for the holidays, we're tracking one disturbance that will give us bad weather. eastern texas around the houston area, thunderstorms will pop up. that spreads eastward throughout christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, large hail, damaging wind gusts, torrential downpours, the throat for a tornado. a destructive storm system on this tuesday. the highest threat for tornadoes around new orleans, mobile, interstate 10
the arsonist and gunman in western new york and his evil plot to kill firefighters. what police discovered, he left behind a note that is just chilling. >>> later this half hour, avoiding costly problems with the brand new electronics you just unwrapped. our technology editor is here with how to get the best use out of all that gear. >> knowing me, when i open one of those, i'm the first to scratch it, drop it, break it. >>> first, we want to get to some of this news. major damage after strong storms swept through the gulf states. at least three people have died, dozens more are injured from texas to georgia. >> and the news could be getting worse. that storm is moving east with strong winds and snow. winter watches and warnings are posted in 21 states, from texas all the way to maine, including blizzard warnings in seven of those states. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. >> reporter: this twister slammed into downtown mobile, alabama, injuring several people. vast swaths of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses with
storm. new york city, south connecticut, and south of boston going to get the biggest snow totals. let me show you what you can expect in the way of snow totals. the pink area is two to five inches, broad brush in pennsylvania. see that maroon spot south of boston, that's where we get the five to ten-inch area. near a foot south of boston locally. it's going to be an interesting one here at the airports. boston and new york included, in heavy delays today. and you have moderate delays back here. detroit, chicago, some cold and some wind going to affect them. los angeles will have rain. so, it doesn't just stop on the east coast. we have travel trouble in other places. but on the roads, anywhere in the pacific northwest could be a little slippery. and certainly, with this storm, again, from ohio all the way to maine. back to bianna. >> a travel nightmare for so many people. ginger, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to the desperate, last-ditch effort to try to keep the country from falling off the fiscal cliff, sending everybody's taxes up and possibly sending the country into another
, new york. >> talk about the miracle of modern medicine. i can't think of no better example than that. it goes beyond blood cancers and used for prostate cancer and breast cancer, as well. >> and they're pledging $20 million for further research at the university -- penn university to bring the treatment to the market. but unbelievable. if you think of something as negative as hiv and they're using hiv to -- it's unbelievable that they would use that to -- >> you look at that little girl, $20 million, well spent. amazing. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'
in the air. atlanta will have delays. as the system moves east on the weekend, even new york and boston will have delays from this storm. and then we'll talk about the west when we get back with the rest of the weather. it is a messy next couple of days. >> real sloppy. sam, thanks very much. >>> we'll get the latest on that fiscal cliff. down to 12 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. and that is a little more likely this morning, with private talks frozen and both sides blaming each other for the breakdown. abc's jonathan karl has all this from washington. all of the focus on speaker john boehner's fallback plan, what he is calling plan "b." >> reporter: that's right, george. talks have got son low, i would say this is the low point, that boehner is moving ahead with the backup plan that the president so opposes, he says he will veto. under plan "b" most of the tax cuts will be extended for those making over $1 million. for those over $1 million, the tax rates would go up. this could do nothing to address the issues. like spending cuts and the debt c
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>>> suspect in custody. in new york, after a man was pushed in front of an oncoming subway train, the shocking crime creating a national debate because of that photo, showing the man's final seconds. >>> and celebrity health scares. what caused the young "malcolm in the middle" star to have a stroke? and anderson cooper's shocker. he actually went blind. >>> and good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with breaking news out of los angeles. a deal to end a crippling strike at the busiest port -- one of the busiest ports in america. a walkout with a multibillion dollar impact around the country. >> 10,000 workers will be back on the job at the ports of los angeles and long beach today, which handle about half the cargo coming into the u.s. an overnight contract agreement ends an eight-day walkoff that kept billions upon billions of dollars in cargo from getting to warehouses nationwide. crucial merchandise in these days before christmas. they estimated it was about $1 billion a day that this strike was going on. >> it's over now. that's the good news out of l.a. this morni
in the northeast. >> you can see what it's like this, is what driving looks like in new york state. bulldozers are busy clearing snow from roads. as much as two feet is expected in maine. dozens of flights have been cancelled. the storm is causing freezing temperatures. >> some amazing video from outside of a walgreens store in mobile, alabama. debris being tossed around as a tornado approaches. the wall greens was not severely damaged. the national weather service says tornado had winds up to 135 miles per hour and being blamed for three deaths in the area. >> those are incredible picture autos scary moments for paings aboard a southwest plane in long island airport. jet getting ready for take off, veering off the runway and got stuck in the mud no. one was injured and a passenger said people stayed calm as moveable stairs were brought in to get everyone off the plane. >> this is the story of holiday giving gone wild. a group held an event to announce they'd raised $8500 to restore city park burned down by a fire in september. pg&e was there to give them another $12,5,000 just $4,000 short of
500 flights were delayed. new storm, and look at this, a trace to 2 inches for new york and boston. but just 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow. more than a foot in milford, mass, too. even though the snow is for the most part done, the issues are not. overnight up to a foot of snow fell again. holiday snow, round two, came down fast and furious. in new hampshire, drivers slipped into a tailspin causing a 20-car pileup that has i-93 backed up for miles. >> what happened after that was just unbelievable. like one car after another car after another car. there wasn't anybody stopping. >> reporter: in orange county, new york, cars skidded on the icy road. at gillette stadium in massachusetts, it took serious manpower and heavy-duty machinery to prep for this afternoon's patriots game. >> we're working until the snow stops, probably around 5:00 in the morning. >> reporter: and the big dig, that winter shoveling ritual, is under way for millions this morning. anderson, indiana, got hit with as much as six inches. and there is a silver lining in all of this ice. for p
in new york state marked a milestone over the weekend, first ever same-sex wedding. they exchanged vows saturday. senior army chaplain officiated. fulton is a west point graduate. they had a civil commitment ceremony in 1999 have now formally tied the knot. new york state legalized same-sex last year. >>> moraga toon didn't add eagle scout award because he's gay will be honored by the -- last year the souths say he violate -- today ryan will be honored at the opening session of the assembly by openly gay speaker john perez. >>> raider nation we want to see your team pride e-mail your!umfb fan photos to urepor. we will show them on air during our special raiders day edition of abc7 news at 4:00, thursday. at 5, watch manning and broncos take on the raiders here on abc7. >> which will give the raiders the edge they need to beat those broncos. >>> still ahead, just minutes from possibly learning the fate of same-sex in california. supreme court is expected to release key decision any moment we'll break down what could happen and what's next. >>> overnight on the run in the east bay, pursu
in new york city ahead why police s8éó this is >>> welcome back. thought we would show you where the bulk of the storm is now, rain in the higher elevation snow hitting crescent city, eurekaskzs towars reading now if you are heading up that way watch out things are going to get trick here at home clouds, in the 30s everywhere except fremont, oakland, san francisco, low to mid 40s i am this afternoon mostly cloudy, sprinkles turning over to light rain by the afternoon, low to mid 50s as we head towards tomorrow, showers in the morning, dry in the afternoon, dry sunday and monday also. >>> good morning. light out there this morning, hoping for the rest of the commute will stay that way live shot in san jose headlights from downtowno"Ñt san jose past 17 overcrossing and 280 northbound up towards cupertino you can see it is moving nicely at the limit, no delays here. westbound 37 to north 101 stall just cleared out of lanes i'm not seeing slowing in that area novato. still with roadwork east 580 greenville to north flynn, three lanes blocked one lane getting by that is eastbound. we
. >>> a federal judge in new york says a suit by roman catholics against the new health care law can go forward. the archdiocese of new york and two other groups are suing over the requirement that they must provide insurance coverage for birth control. the government had asked for that suit to be thrown out. the requirement does not take effect until just over a year from now. so the bottom line is, look, the health care law will come into effect. the government says, look, we're going to make some exemptions for religious folks don't want to provide birth control because of their religious reason. they're saying look, this lawsuit is premature we are not yet done defining exemptions give us time. but the -- you know, some of the church groups are saying, wait a minute, no. we don't trust that word. want to take action now. in new york, the biggest archdiocese says this will cost $200 million a year if it goes through. so, again, what the exemptions are not yet clear. but the chump groups just don't want to waste or don't trust the government. that's what all the legal haggling, and dozens of
of hurricane sandy. the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut want that package approved before the holiday break. more than 100 ceos, also calling on lawmakers to act quickly. nearly seven weeks after the storm struck, many victims are still waiting for funds to repair their homes. >>> and in philadelphia, the hunt is on for two teens after a dispute over an nba game ended in gunfire on a train. this is tough to watch. but the video captures a confrontation between the two, believed to be 76ers fans and a chicago fan in a bulls jersey. one of the teens pulls a gun and shoots the man in the stomach. you see it there. the same bullet would then strike another man in the leg. thankfully, both shooting victims are expected to be okay. >>> and some astonishing video just in, as well, of a young girl in a wheelchair. hard to watch. scared and in tears, after being detained by tsa at dallas-ft. worth airport. screeners say the 12-year-old, shelby walters' palms, tested positive for explosives, which may actually have been fertilizer transferred from her wheelchair. the girl's mother s
/snow mix could make travel pretty messy in upstate new york and new england. the roads are a little wet around seattle and portland. and there will be some showers along the southeast coast. >> and it is a good day to fly. only one airport expects delays. and that is miami. >>> and back to the news this morning. fans of latin singer jenni rivera gathered at her old california neighborhood last night to remember the superstar. >> about 100 people took part in a candlelight memorial outside the home where rivera's father still lives. known as the diva of the banda, rivera was killed in a weekend plane crash, while flying from one concert to another. she was admired, not just for her talent, but the way she lived her life. >> she was a personality. she was a businesswoman. she was beginning to cross over into the english language market. >> officials in mexico say it could be a week or more before they have a preliminary cause of the crash, which also took the lives of six others. >>> there is new fallout over that prank phone call at kate middleton's hospital. the two australian deejays w
f and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. it started with two radio djs and a lighthearted prank call to the london hospital where the pregnant duchess kate was recovering from acute sickness. but today, that joke took an unexpected turn, when the nurse who picked up the call was found dead. abc's david wright brings us this look at the dark side of practical jokes. >> hello, good morning. >> oh, hello there. could i please speak to kate, please, my granddaughter. >> oh, yes, just hold on. >> reporter: as this prank phone call by two australian djs went viral around the world. >> if this has worked, it's the easiest prank call we've ever made. >> reporter: one can only imagine that the nurse that put the call through must have been mortified. >> it is with deep sadness that i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, jacintha saldanha. everyone is shocked by the loss of a much-loved and valued colleague. >> reporter: today, the duke and duchess of cambridge echoed that sentiment. their royal highnesses w
believe the gunman lay in wait for at least 40 minutes. woodard checked out of a posh new york city hotel, the shooter followed. witnesses say the victim looked at his phone and turned back instinctively, but kept going. that's when police say the shooter raised a semiautomatic pistol and shot woodard once in the back of the head. >> one, lout shot. we all flinched. >> reporter: witnesses say the shooter got into a silver-colored lincoln sedan with a getaway driver and took off. authorities called it a bold assassination. >> absolutely gone. nowhere to be found. >> reporter: that he vanished was made harder to believe, because he was in an area crowded with tourists and surveillance cameras. >> the sheer fact he shot him in the back of the head, tells me this was planned and directed. >> reporter: the friends and family are shocked. he attended prep school. and had ties to the hip-hop industry. >> kind heart. smart. really good person. >> reporter: but sources tell abc news, woodard had some run-ins with police. he reportedly was expected in court january 22nd in beverly hills, on a felon
nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her condition. martha, good morning. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. but this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital for treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department, in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. she was last seen december 7th after an overseas trip. on december 9th, the secretary canceled a trip, with her spokesman saying she was under the weather. later it was revealed that she had fainted from dehydration due to a severe stomach virus and suffered a concussion. abc news learned that in addition to being on an i.v. drip that week, she was treated by two teams
by a train as a horrified crowd looked on. also we should point out this morning -- "the "new york post"" sparked outrage and pretty emotional debate by publishing this front page photoshowing the subway victim with the train bearing down on him just seconds from death. wow. a freelance photographer on another assignment when he captured that moment. he says, he was running towards the victim wearing 20 pounds of gear and firing the flash on his camera to get the conductor's attention and not aiming to get a picture of the man there on the tracks. >> he fired his flash 49 times. >> wow. >> there has been arrest in the murder of four people outside a southern california boardinghouse. police say the suspect and three accomplices were arrested in las vegas. those four victims were apparently visiting some one at the boardinghouse when they were gunned down, early sunday. investigators will not say what led them to the suspect. >>> and authorities in arizona say they are considering criminal charges if the mother of a girl with leukemia does not get her daughter medical help. the 11-year-o
sick texan living in new york. so he's very excited. and also, rumors that jennifer aniston is pregnant. she declined booze and sushi over the weekend, things you're supposed to stay away from while pregnant. >> it will be a beautiful kid if it's true. >>> also, the j.r. ewing tv character, larry hagman passed away over thanksgiving weekend. tnt was already in plans to bring back the show "dallas." apparently now they're going to have a funeral for the character on the show. a fitting sends-off. >> and finally, the annual list of the 99 most desirable list of women. jennifer lawrence jumping 46 spots. voters said she's more authentic. as for the top five, rihanna, emma stone. your girl, kim k., dropping to 98, nearly out of the running. >> i demand a recount. >> you got that right. got that right. t right. [ scratching ] you're not using too much are you, hon? ♪ nope. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less ve
. >> i'm just scared. he's my youngest son. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> you have to feel for that mom. let's hope this ends okay. let's go to josh. >> let's hope so, indeed. >>> we're going to turn to a video we cannot get enough of. we showed you this memorable wrestling match yesterday. the middle schoolers teaching us all life lessons. "good morning america" salutes you both, jared stevens and justin kievit. at first glance, this may look like an ordinary wrestling match between two seven graders. with one boy defeating the other. but on this day, both of these 12-year-olds left the mat as victors. and to call this extraordinary doesn't even begin to describe it. take a closer look. you see, jared stevens has cerebral palsy. but he doesn't let that stop him. he wants to wrestle. >> he asked coach if he could get on the mat. that's when we asked the coach, you know, what do we have to do to make that happen? >> reporter: he started practicing. and then -- >> the next logical question for somebody who's practicing with a wrestling team, hey, coach, i want to get
-z, right is in the famous rapper rode new york subway to a concert met a woman admitted she had no idea who he was. check out this documentary video jay-z posted to his life plus times web site. >> i don't know me. my name is jay. >> can i give you a call? >> the woman asked him to repeat his name, then he gave her his full stage name, jay-z. she responded oh. i know about jay-z. she told him she was proud of him for riding the subway. >> that is out of context, though? you can imagine not really that guy looks familiar but can't be jay-z you think people with cameras going to give away he's someone? >> yes. someone big. >> one of the hollywood hottest stars is moving behind the camera. >> those stories and more in today's entertainment report. >> happy birthday to frankie munoz. he revealed he was hospitalized after suffering a miney stroke. he sat down with abc news saying he couldn't speak but is almost back to normal now. >> i can't get a deep breath in. still trying to make sense of it. and happy i'm alive. >> frankie plans to continue the tour with his band and get near married next y
and deadly attack on an elementary school in connecticut. dierdra bryant has the story. >> from new york to falls church, virginia, anti-gun protests are springing up around the country. the debate on gun control has triggered a run on gun shows and gun stores. sales are soaring as people rush to buy assault weapons before a possible ban. >> we are out of the so-called assault weapons. they are buying everything on the shelves. >> an abc news washington post poll shows the majority of americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. even the sales of gun safes are shooting up. >> a week after the masacre of those innocent children and adults in newtown, connecticut the head of the national rifle association unveiled his plan calling for every american school to have an armed guard. jay when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> you don't want to turn our schools into dodge city. >> at least one school district in jersey city will place armed guards at the sch
on abc's "this week i charles shumer of new york and republican senator john kyle of arizona debate the last-minute efforts. that's coming up at 8:00 this morning on" this week "with george stephanopoulos on abc7. >>> coming up, an attempt to rescue a man that fell into icy water goes horribly wrong as several more people fall in trying to save him. we will tell you what happened next. >>> and the last-minute push is on to prepare for the new year's day tournament of roses parade. find out what this year's theme is. >> this shows thief sneaking up on a woman putting her in a head lock before stealing her i-phone. others crash a bmw into a store and run off with their lucrative stash. in new york city and l.a. i-phone thefts have spiked more than 30%. in washington d.c. they make up nearly 40% of all robberies. san francisco list say they have received some 1700 reports of stolen cell phones this year. >>> a sledding exhibition goes horribly wrong in the san gabriel mountains. the drama on a frozen upon in san bernardino county. it was caught on video. almost turned into a christmas
storm watches from denver to green bay. rain tapering off from d.c. to new york. and snowshowers in northern new england. >> mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 70s from dallas to new orleans. just 20s in salt lake city and in fargo. >>> and still to come, some changes for a popular facebook app that are causing concern. >>> also, want to tell you how you or your child could end up in an advertisement without even giving your permission. >>> also ahead, a little girl who cooked up some big progress. while her quest to help her little brother sparked a new i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pock
the chess by pretending to be the queen. >>> look -- -- jane king live in the new york stock exchange. >>> we jut got word within the hour that citibank is cutting 11,000 jobs. more than half will be in global consumer banking the company calling it a cal next step in its -- it a logical next step in its transformation. november jobs report friday, just got a report today from payroll company saying the economy added fewer than expected jobs they blame hurricane sandy for part of that decline. we'll see what the government has to say in a couple of days. stocks holding on to positive, -- [ unintelligible ] facebook is one of the stocks we are watching trading slightly higher stocks getting extra attention getting added to the nasdaq 100 index next week that could help facebook. have you been in better spirits lately? sales of alcoholic drinks at restaurants saw a 5% jump. researchers say booze-buying is on track to go up this year and next. according to consumers part of the increase has to do with food and drink pairings that we are seeing at so many restaurants, beer dinners and teq
look at the big board, dow is up, just barely. we go live to the new york stock exchange coming up. >>> welcome back. 6:44. live doppler 7 hd mixed in with all other radars around the state, a few returns up to the north going to fall apart by the time they get here, little snow in the grapevine otherwise quiet, mid 60s los angeles, san diego and palm springs upper 50s increasing sun, fresno, big sur, 51 sacramento, low 40s high country,w'r÷ 41 tahoe2 yosemite. >>> time to check in with josh elliot for a look everything is going to be all right people coming up on gma. >>> the popcorn when it is drrj fresh, i'm just saying fresh does not[rí-z equal >>> kind of on the topi7w+tw ths morning good news in the battle against childhood obesity new data showÅ3q slight drop in the number of preschoolers from low income researchers credit the decline on more physical activity, higher rates of the breast-feeding.lz
coming up. >>> meantime, it feels like spring here in new york city. that's about to change, too. >>> christmas cheer in washington interruptedly controversy. superstar singer psy's explosive onstage rants against americans, happened before he made it big here with "gangnam style." >>> we showed you our trip to robin's. we're heading back. revealing our traditions now at robin's home for christmas. what a visit it was. >>> we begin with the australian z deejays speaking out for the first time. cecilia vega is in sydney with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. they say this was supposed to be a simple, harmless prank that lasted no more than 30 seconds. they thought they would be hung up on immediately. we all know that is far from what happened. >> personally i'm -- >> reporter: the two australian deejays behind the phony phone call came out of hiding overnight. offering a tearful apology to the family of the nurse. >> shattered, gutted, heart broken. incredibly sorry for this situation and what's happened. >> there's not a minute that goes by that
winter. and the warmth blasts east. chicago and new york city will be in the low 60s by monday. >> beautiful photos coming in this week. look at the colors there. so perfect. she always sends great pictures. as much as you love cats, i love dogs, dan. >> fair enough. >> and the calm in the storm. this is from washington, between some of the bands of really heavy rain. i thought that was a fleiss bright spot for what has not been so bright in the northwest. i know what i'm getting bianna for the first day of meteorlogical winter. >> a pony? >> a pony. >> you're so giving. >> i learned a weather geek fact. four times in the last decade, we've had named storms in december. it's not out of the question. >> thank you, dan. >> yep. i'm here for you. >>> now, to the secret santa. this is the guy that's come to new york to hand out $100 bills randomly to people hit hard by sup superstorm sandy. >> he's planning to give away $100,000 this holiday season. and he is hoping others will follow his example. john schriffen spoke to him about this generosity. >> it's amazing how long he's been
drop for a movie about american identity. the decisions we make as communities. >> in new york city another0w%ñ premier we learned some facts about elijah wood. >> i think i relate to hobbits. i love a comfortable home, good food and friends. i do love to travel which is not very hobbit-y. >> also in new york a benefit event put on by alicia keys celebrating yet another number one album. >> it's a bliss blesing to be able to be in this business and be able to do what i love, what my heart speaks. >> this event benefits those in africa and india affected by hiv and aids. for entertainment news go to otrc.com. >> still to come, long lines and patience. but for some, well worth the wait. how some families ended up with thousands of dollars. >> time is running out to avoid a so called fiscal cliff. now a warning about how it could bring the economy to a stand still. >> and what begans as a royal pregnancy prank by two australian djs has a tragic ending. what happened to >>> we're tracking this for you in eastern contra costa county. you can see the scene of a horrific accident here. at
of money laundering, linked to iran and mexican drug cartels. "the new york times" reports a record settlement. $1.9 billion to be announced tomorrow. >>> and now, a storm blasting the upper midwest of the united states. what a difference a week makes. it was a mild 62 degrees in minneapolis last week, and now a massive storm has dumped nearly 16 inches in the twin cities. more snow in one day than they expect in a month. it was a slippery, sliding mess on the roads. hundreds of snow-related car wrecks across both minnesota and wisconsin. >>> and now, the news of the shocking death of a rising star in latin america, just about to receive her dream of taking on north american tv, right here on abc. singer jenni rivera died in a plane crash on her way to a concert in mexico. and here's abc's david wright on her turbulent life story and her huge success. ♪ >> reporter: she was known as the "diva of banda" -- mexico's answer to country music. today, on spanish language radio, tearful tributes to jenni rivera, after her private plane crashed yesterday en route to a concert. her califor
small town. the young new york giants fan was remembered today. laura? hi, dan. i'm in the center of sandy hook here this, is the village this, is also become the center piece for a growing public memorial here as you can see. thousands of flowers, stuffed animals and folks from around the area and country have come theer pay respects. just a short distance from there is a private service for a young boy clearly who was dearly loved by his family and friends. >> as the hearse pulled into a funeral home, first of the services for the sandy hook victims was underway. among mourners families with children. many considered the energetic first grader among their best friends. >> he likes to play and stuff. >> services will be carried out in similar fashion this week throughout the devastated community. this funeral home had another child service scheduled for tuesday. >> for kids inside, i mean, to see them go through
, abc news, new york. >> what a story. >>> now, let's turn to sam with some cold air and snow coming up for parts of the region? >> yeah. at some point, elizabeth, we're going to be talking snow by the time the weekend is done. so, let's set it up. we have beautiful, mild temperatures heading into the weekend. memphis, to dallas, to houston, to new orleans, to atlanta. all those numbers in the 60s and 70s. even raleigh and washington coming in with good temperatures. the bitter cold air stays north of the border. watch the temperatures drop. denver, 19 by sunday, 28 by monday. there's snow moving in. could be more than three inches of snow, moving in with this area. and even in dallas, by the time we get to the end of the weekend, to the first of the week, the outskirts of town could be picking up light snow with this cold air. you're 40 by the time we get to monday. chicago, if you get snow this weekend, then you won't have the longest stretch of no-snow days. if you don't get it this weekend, it is the longest stretch of no-snow days, since they've been keeping records in that area. t
don't have to travel, they are making the best of it, enjoying the snow. brandi hitt, abc news, new york. >>> we are keeping an eye on flight delays here. a of our airports show no delays this morning -- a check of our airports show no delays this morning. that could change as the morning goes on if you are heading to the airport check flight tracker on abc7news.com. >>> we usually get an update in the 6:00 hour mike will be checking on that. right now the latest on our weather. >>> possibility clouds while they don't have rain falling from them, could reduce visibility enough to have flight arrival delays into sfo, in about 25 minutes from now we'll know for sure. last three hours live doppler 7 hd, lack of radar returns with the cloud cover out there breezy at times especially around sfo, gusting up to 22, winds gusting to 29 half moon bay, 26 novato keeping atmosphere overturned that's why the temperatures are mild. low to upper 40s, through 7:00, increasing sunshine, high pressure takes over today and it will be dry for one day with temperatures in the 50s this afternoon, then w
back. time right now is 9:41. what is happening right now is a funeral service in new york. this is for one of the volunteer fire firefighters who was shot and killed by an ambush by an ex-con on christmas eve. he was a police ltd., who was also a volunteer firefighter. you see firefighters filing past his flag-draped casket. tomorrow will the service for the 19-year-old who worked at a 911 dispatcher. his funeral is tomorrow. >>> new this morning, stung video of this weekend's deadly plane crash just outside moscow. that plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic. this video is really dramatic. it comes from a passing car. you can see the plane's tire colliding with a moving car. the crash took place saturday. red wings airline's flight overshot the runway, broke through a barrier fence, shattering into three pieces, bursting into flames before skidding to a stop on the edge of the highway. the plane had only eight crewmembers on board. four of them, including the pilots, died. >>> former president george h.w. bush's condition continues to improve this morning. ac
for you. >>> now, to the secret santa. this is the guy that's come to new york to hand out $100 bills randomly to people hit hard by superstorm sandy. >> he's planning to give away $100,000 this holiday season. and he is hoping other people will follow his example. abc's john schriffen spoke to him about this holiday generosity. and has the latest. he's been doing this for six years now? >> it's amazing how long he's been doing this for. and he seems like a great guy. what a difference a week makes. the black friday madness had shoppers punching and kicking for deals. but this man from kansas city couldn't be more different. he forces media outlets to sign a confidentiality agreement not to reveal his identity. is but whoever he is, the secret santa is reminding all of us what the holidays are all about. >> $500. would that help you? >> going to my daughter. >> reporter: it's not every day, that a complete stranger will pay your bills. but sometimes, the most unlikely miracles fall at your feet. >> you must have dropped that. >> no. >> that's got to be yours. >> oh, my god. are you se
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